Back to Nature ~ A Green Kids Out-Of-Your-Classroom Experience

Through drama exercises and games, role-playing and physical improvisation, participants will examine and express our connection to the natural world around us and how we can best preserve and celebrate it.

In this interactive theatrical workshop participants will explore a variety of awe-inspiring phenomenon that occur right in our own backyard. From flower propagation to soil organisms, participants will embody nature’s processes, characterize the interactions between plants, animals and humans, explore the physical fundamentals of an ecosystem, and more. Through drama exercises and games, role-playing and physical improvisation, participants will examine and express our connection to the natural world around us, and how we can best preserve and celebrate it.

Participants in this workshop will learn to use drama to approach learning kinaesthetically.  Exploring environment and environmental phenomena physically promotes empathy for the wildlife and plants we touch upon. Teamwork will be an essential component of the workshop as well.

This workshop is tailored to adult participants, as professional development for educators and other creative thinkers. Time will be taken along the way to reference how each exercise may be adapted to various ages, and even cross over into various subject areas.

Workshop Time: Friday Morning & Saturday Morning

Group that this workshop is best suited for: All

Presenter Bio:

**Please note: due to unforeseen circumstances there is a change in the workshop presenter for this workshop**

Spenser Payne is a Graduate of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting program. She is founding member of The Talentless Lumps, Red Nose Diaries and Sweet and Salty Collective. Recently you may have seen her in Prairie Theatre Exchange‘s “Munschbusters” and ” The Good the Bad and the Munsch.” When not onstage you can find studying clown with the clown duo, Mump and Smoot, and  teaching drama with Green Kids Inc, PTE School and the Winnipeg School Division 1. She has a big love for being Eco Chic, and practices the 3 Rs everyday!